June 25th i rented a full suspension mountain bike to check the local trails on the island of Brač.
40 km of great views,mediteranean smell of all kinds of plants, some sheeps,horses and chicken along the way.
Start at 6 AM and finish at 12, with stops for photos, water and enjoying the views.
At the start i had a strong front bora , at times i had to stop since i couldn’t pedal at all.And it was knocking me to the side.
Island Hvar on the other side
some mud from rain yesterday
The trail just for me!!!!:)
All kind of mediteranean plants and smell:)
Descend on a goat trail to town of Bol,island Brač.
“Modern Western culture is remarkably far-removed from the realities of human physical existence. It’s not terribly surprising that a more primitive culture is more physical than a modern technological culture, and that the stronger inhabitants thereof enjoy the benefits of physical strength — at least until they die of the effects of poor public health.”
Few months ago, errrm, actually September 2014. -how the time flies!- 🙂 i put the new Geax Datura 26″ MTB tires on my bike.
Here is that post: http://wp.me/p43zCo-7J
After the winter, rain and snow here are some impressions on the tires.
They are heavy.
I am not a weight weenie when it comes to bicycle, but these add some 0.5 kg at least to bike.
On the uphill, snow and mud, the tires bite and bite. The terrain has to be really muddy or with deep snow to stop these tires.
On the downhill also they grip very well-BUT-it takes some time to adjust your cornering capabilities to these tires. The knobs on the tires are very high, in the center and on the side so they tend to lose control if it is some more extreme cornering on mud, gravel or and other surface.
Especially tricky they behave on the asphalt-if it is nice, fresh asphalt, no problem. But if you find some part of the asphalt that is damaged with truck tires or in any other way damaged, the rear end of the bikes feels very unsecure and unstable. Scary!:)
Big plus for these tires are the massive knobs since i had no problems with flats during the time they were on the rims.
Few days ago got the new tires on my bike-Schwalbe Albert 26″x2.25. I’ll write some review later on them.
Geax Datura in their natural habitat. With some elder flowers.
Terrific photos and text on cycling with your young ones.
Some people think large bridges or other exceptional infrastructure is what draws people to this blog, but no, it’s the babies. No really, the most viewed post is the one where I show how the Dutch ride with their babies and toddlers. I wrote that post almost two years ago, but it is still in the top three of most viewed posts almost every day. So let’s get into that topic some more!
Proud Dutch father cycling with his son. Note the child is securely strapped to the seat.
This stylish Dutch mother has done some errands and returns home with her son in the back seat.
To the Dutch cycling is as natural as walking, so they cycle everywhere and for a myriad of reasons. That doesn’t change when the family expands. From the moment a baby can sit upright, special child-seats are attached to the bicycle of…
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